Scientist at INRAE / SAS

Phone: (+33) 2 23 48 52 22

Email: melynda.hassouna@inrae.fr

Address: INRAE Centre Bretagne-Normandie, UMR SAS, 65 rue de St-Brieuc, CS 84215, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France

Expertise: air quality, livestock greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions, inventories, animal house, PM emissions, emissions measuring methods

Keywords: Nitrous oxide, methane, ammonia, PM, animal house, manure, measuring method, inventories


Current research topics
  • Influence of biological regulations of the causes and conditions that influence gaseous emissions, heat production and changes in phase or speciation: nature of the causal variables, relative influence of the variables as a function of the process, environment and scale.
  • Optimization of animal production for food or non-food uses: minimization of solid, liquid and gaseous pollution by maximizing the recycling of by-products; minimization of energy, water and nutrient inputs at the farm scale (modelling).
  • Development of measurement methods to quantify gaseous and PM emissions from livestock buildings and manure-management facilities.
Current projects
  • GHG Manage: Managing and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration in various landscape mosaics. (ERAGAS)
  • MELS: Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from livestock systems (ERAGAS)
  • PAPOVIT: Quantitative estimation of particle emission factors from swine and poultry houses (CASDAR)
  • TEMPORALIS: Temperature reduction in pig houses to decrease ammonia emissions (ADEME CORTEA)
  • DATAMAN: Establishment of a database on greenhouse gas emissions from manure for refinement of national inventories (GRA)
Participation in networks
  • Cost LiVAGE
  • CIGR

Teaching experience

  • Annual Master’s degree course: "Gas emissions from animal manure", Tours University and Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes.
  • Training school-RedNuevas, 27-28 mars 2019. Lugo, Spain
  • Training school-Cost LiVage. 17-18 April 2018. Tänikon, Switzerland


Hassouna, M., Calvet, S., Gates, R., Hayes, E., & Schrade, S. (2020). Measurement of Gaseous Emissions from Animal Housing. In Holden, N. M., Wolfe, M. L., Ogejo, J. A., & Cummins, E. J. (Ed.), Introduction to Biosystems Engineering.

Beltran, T.J. van der Weerden, M. A. Alfaro, B. Amon, C.A.M. de Klein, P. Grace, S. Hafner, M. Hassouna, N. Hutchings, D.J. Krol, A.B. Leytem, A. Noble, F. Salazar, R.E. Thorman, G.L. Veltho., DataMan: A global database of ammonia and nitrous oxide emission factors of excreta deposited by livestock and land-applied manure. J. Environ. Qual. 2021;1−15. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20186

Banhazi, T., & Hassouna, M. (2020). Special issue: Environmental stressors and animal production. Biosystems Engineering, 199, 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2020.08.022

Vigan, A., Hassouna, M., Guingand, N., Brame, C., Edouard, N., Eglin, T., Espagnol, S., Eugène, M., Génermont, S., Lagadec, S., Lorinquer, E., Loyon, L., Ponchant, P., Robin, P., 2019. Development of a Database to Collect Emission Values for Livestock Systems. Journal of Environmental Quality 48, 1899-1906.

Hassouna, Melynda; Vigan Aurore; Guingand Nadine; Brame Coline; Edouard Nadège; Eglin Thomas; Espagnol Sandrine; Eugène Maguy; Génermont Sophie; Lagadec Solène; Lorinquer Elise; Loyon Laurence; Ponchant Paul; Robin Paul, 2019, "Database to collect emission values for livestock systems : ELFE database", https://doi.org/10.15454/MHJPYT, Portail Data INRAE, V1

M. Alfaro, Barbara Amon, Ignacio Beltran, Cécile de Klein, Peter Grace et al. DataMan: initial analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from manure management. 8th International Symposium on Non CO2 Greenhouse Gases (NCGG8) on 13-14 June 2019, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Jun 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rojano, F.; Bournet, P.E.; Hassouna, M.; Robin, P.; Kacira, M.; Choi, C.Y. 2019. Modelling the impact of air discharges caused by natural ventilation in a poultry house. Biosystems Engineering. 180, 168-181 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2019.02.001 <Go to ISI>://WOS:000463312100014

Hassouna, M. 2019. Quantifying GHG emissions in animal systems. Training school-RedNuevas, 27-28 mars 2019. Lugo, Spain

Hassouna M. 2019. Variabilité temporelle et spatiale des émissions d'ammoniac : Complémentarité des approches bottom-up et top-down. Colloque Agriculture et Qualité de l’air. 21-22 mars 2018. Paris

Thevenot, A.; Rivera, J.L.; Wilfart, A.; Maillard, F.; Hassouna, M.; Senga-Kiesse, T.; Le Feon, S.; Aubin, J. 2018. Mealworm meal for animal feed: Environmental assessment and sensitivity analysis to guide future prospects. Journal of Cleaner Production. 170, 1260-1267 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.09.054 <Go to ISI>://WOS:000414879300111

Hassouna, M., Eglin, T., Cellier, P., Colomb, V., Cohan, J., Decuq, C., Delabuis, M., Edouard, N., Eglin, T., Espagnol, S., Eugene, M., Fauvel, Y., Fernandes, E., Fischer, N., Fléchard, C., Génermont, S., Godbout, S., Guingand, N., Guyader, J., Hassouna, M., Lagadec, S., Laville, P., Lorinquer, E., Loubet, B., Loyon, L., Martin, C., Méda, B., Morvan, T., Oster, D., Oudart, D., Personne, E., Planchais, J., Ponchant, P., 2016. Measuring emissions from livestock farming: greenhouse gases, ammonia and nitrogen oxides, Diffusion INRA-ADEME ed.

See also

All productions by Mélynda HASSOUNA

ORCID : 0000-0001-8994-9690

Modification date : 19 February 2024 | Publication date : 27 August 2021 | Redactor : SAS